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Old 11-29-2015, 01:21 PM   #1
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Finally purchased me and the wife our first RV , 2008 Winnebago Sightseer WFD35J . Both of us got tired of the restricted, overpriced motels and hotels. A little more freedom is all I look for
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Hello, and welcome!
We are full-timers for over 5 years now, and love the freedom and flexibility an RV gives us. We stop whenever we need to, our rates are definitely cheaper than hotels, and we get to see so much while RVing.

This forum is a great place for helps and hints, so post as you need to.

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I have joined this group because, well, the title says it all. I am nearing [OMG] 60 and want to do this. That is, full-time RVing for a year or two at least. But I have so many naysayers. So many. I am looking for input. Honest input, please. I am a single female with Multiple Sclerosis -- under control, but that's one of my reasons for wanting to do this. If I wait too long, it won't be possible at all because sooner or later the MS will kick in to overdrive. SO what do you think? Can a single woman tow a trailer [Nash or Outdoors RV - the smaller models] with her oldish, but in good shape Toyota 4Runner by herself? Set up by herself? I have no interest -- nor the money -- for fancy campgrounds. I want to travel and see what's out there while I can. National Parks, BLM, NFS is what I have in mind. I figure I'll need a decent solar set up. I've always been an I-can-do-it-by-myself sort of gal, but everyone is so concerned about my ability to do this. They say it's such hard work. What do you think???? I may have MS [and I'm a bit fat], but I'm strong and I'm smart and I've done an awful lot by myself in this life. I guess I better add that I have a limited income, but I wouldn't begin without a good trailer, a decent solar set up [input welcome] and a good tow package. And I've tent camped for years and years. And I always loved a good road trip. Right now, I feel like my chances of doing this are 50-50, but I'd really like to give it a try. What do you think? And THANK YOU.
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I have joined this group because, well, the title says it all. I am nearing [OMG] 60 and want to do this. That is, full-time RVing for a year or two at least. But I have so many naysayers. So many. I am looking for input. Honest input, please. I am a single female with Multiple Sclerosis -- under control, but that's one of my reasons for wanting to do this. If I wait too long, it won't be possible at all because sooner or later the MS will kick in to overdrive. SO what do you think? Can a single woman tow a trailer [Nash or Outdoors RV - the smaller models] with her oldish, but in good shape Toyota 4Runner by herself? Set up by herself? I have no interest -- nor the money -- for fancy campgrounds. I want to travel and see what's out there while I can. National Parks, BLM, NFS is what I have in mind. I figure I'll need a decent solar set up. I've always been an I-can-do-it-by-myself sort of gal, but everyone is so concerned about my ability to do this. They say it's such hard work. What do you think???? I may have MS [and I'm a bit fat], but I'm strong and I'm smart and I've done an awful lot by myself in this life. I guess I better add that I have a limited income, but I wouldn't begin without a good trailer, a decent solar set up [input welcome] and a good tow package. And I've tent camped for years and years. And I always loved a good road trip. Right now, I feel like my chances of doing this are 50-50, but I'd really like to give it a try. What do you think? And THANK YOU.

First, I have a lifelong friend with MS. She runs triathlons! She won't let it define her, you sound a lot like her to me.

You can/should do what is going to make you happy. Do what you can and want to do while you can. At our age (in our 60's) something is going to catch up to all of us. But, before you jump in, can you rent the type of RV you are thinking of buying and using to make sure you want to set up a travel trailer by yourself? Do you have a friend that will travel with you? Rent all different kinds if you can swing it, then make your decision and go have a great time.
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Finally purchased me and the wife our first RV , 2008 Winnebago Sightseer WFD35J . Both of us got tired of the restricted, overpriced motels and hotels. A little more freedom is all I look for

I have exactly the same rig (bought it new), It's been a very dependable and rugged one too. If you need any support this is a great forum and if you need specific info about your rv- just ask or pm me.

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I'm 68 almost 69 and have had MS since I was 25, or at least Dr. Swank and OHSU says that's what I have. Doing just fine now and we just bought a 45' MH earlier this year. But I do have a lot of years RV'ing too.
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